Who We Are
We are Christian, so we follow the teachings of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. We are Orthodox, so we adhere to the faith represented in the early church many centuries ago. We are Coptic, which means that many of our traditions and practices are derived from our church’s origin in Egypt, the country that was blessed by the Holy Family’s visit and then St. Mark, the Apostle who established the church after the Ascension and receiving the Holy Spirit. We are a Church, which means we regularly partake in divinely-inspired services as a community
Is to be Spirit-filled church worshiping God in Spirit and in truth, winning people of all nations, diversities and backgrounds of life to the Holy Trinity and training them to become true disciples of Jesus Christ serving others through the Holy Sacraments of the church.
Fr. Domadious Rizk also recently became a priest at St. Mark Coptic Orthodox Church in 2011. After being ordained in 1999, Fr. Domadious served alongside his father, Fr. Sarabamon, at St. Mary’s Church in Imbaba, Egypt. In 2002, he was asked to serve in the Netherlands and joining served at St. Mary’s Coptic Orthodox Church of Roanoke, VA before joining St. Mark's.
Fr. Domadious has the rare and deep knowledge of our rich Church history and is a visionary in the expansion and spread of the Kingdom of God not only in our area, but all around the world.
Fr. Domadious graduated in 1993 from the Faculty of Medicine and worked as an anesthesiologist at Coptic Hospital from 1995 to 1999. Fr. Domadious is married to Loris Shalaby and is the proud father of 2 boys, Ephraiem and Pierre Samuel.Type your paragraph here.